Chef Jim Shirley of Great Southern Cafe in Seaside

One of the most beloved restaurants in Seaside is Great Southern Café. Known for their fresh local seafood and produce, fun loving staff, and a happy hour that is perfect for people watching on the side deck, the chef and owner is Jim Shirley. As a member of the state board of directors of the…

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Seaside: Cool Off with these Summer Eats

Brutal summer temps are unavoidable in the South. But with Seaside’s breezy beach to stroll, a plethora of refreshing swimming pools, and amazing restaurants with sweet and savory delights, you will feel chill in no time. The languid heat of summer is not an ideal time for pot-stirring, or for toiling over a Bolognese sauce…

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How To Boil Crawfish: The Complete Guide

  Crawfish. One of the food world’s blessings bestowed upon us. I’m thankful for whoever decided that it was a good idea to pull a creature from the mud, wash it off, and eat it. Though called a crawfish boil, it is really more of a simmer and poach process. This allows the tails to…

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Anson Mills Red Rice

  Cast-iron pots and pans have a long-standing tradition in American cookery, and Lodge Cast Iron has stood the test of time. I recently completed a project with this great company for The Lodge Cast Iron Cookbook- Cooking form Coast to Coast, that includes two of my recipes.

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Best Deviled Eggs

I absolutely love deviled eggs and so does my husband, the purist. Phil raves about my mama’s deviled eggs (and her potato salad), who does not fill hers with things like chopped pickle but rather likes to keep it simple. This recipe is quick and easy and can be the base for so many other…

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Pandemic Pepper Jelly

When anyone asks how I’m doing with the self isolation these days, my come back is that I’m putting the 19 in COVID-19. Pounds that is! I have literally eaten more carbs in one month than I’ve eaten all year. Mainly due to my husband being under stress with his medical job, and me noticing…

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Egg Salad Supreme

Egg Salad is simple to prepare, and brings back a flood of memories from my childhood. In my early years, family vacations included long drives to visit my relatives in Alabama, Georgia and Florida. We’d set out in the family truckster, the name I gave my my parents olive green and gold station wagon with…

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French Toast

This has been an emotional time in America, and for South Walton too. With that, many people have taken to their kitchens, myself included. Not like I wasn’t already there, but I have been cooking a lot for my husband who is trying to limit his time between the medical office and the hospital where…

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Lionfish Tacos

There has been so much talk about eating Lionfish lately, though I have been eating it for some time. It is a sweet, light, white, flaky fish that has a firm texture and has a taste somewhere between grouper and mahi mahi. The fish itself has venomous spines, but the meat is not poisonous. Many…

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7th Annual Tequila & Taco Fest

Who doesn’t love tacos? They are the main part of my food group, so there’s that! Seascape Towne Centre at Seascape Resort in Miramar Beach is hosting the 7th Annual Tequila & Taco Fest this weekend! Whoo Hoo! The Kick Off is March 6th with a party at Mezcal Mexican Grill at 6 pm, and…

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